Monday, January 28, 2013

Three birds and a smile

Please bear with me a bit today....
but I think this card is just cute. 

I'm not going to go into the entire journey of how it evolved - 
let's just say I was: 

 attempting to CASE a card, 

got the cut-out a bit tall for what I had in mind
(Did you recognize it from Hearts a Flutter?) 

had to find an image to fit it

used the birdcage (because it fit)
then didn't know what to do ...

so stamped a bird
then another
 then one looking back

Showed it to my daughter, "I don't get it"

Me: "Well, I think they all just left the cage"

Her: "No, they couldn't have, it doesn't even have a door"

okay, added the door

 propped it open..... done!

Oops! Guess that was the entire story.... but wait, now we need some sayings to go with it. Such as:

Really, just leave it behind.
It's time to fly the coop
No sense looking back
We're moving!

I actually cut the door from the other cage that's in the set. I glued the left side down and propped it open a bit with two Glue Dots that I rolled up.

Cut six strips 1/4" x 5-3/8" (two each of three colors)
Adhere using Multi-purpose Adhesive
Die cut opening using die from Hearts a Flutter

Move the die down and die cut a second time. I check the back to make sure it's lined up well. Using your Paper Snips or Paper Cutter works also.

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Eveline said...

What a fun card. I love that aviary set and the new goodies from the new seasonal catalogue.

Anonymous said...

Love this card!! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Lelly Jelly said...

Fab card Penny - great fun! Wouldn't have dreamed of using the die like that, well done!!!

Julie Davidse said...

Brilliant...again! Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

Muffins Mama said...

Love the story and the card gave me a smile too. TFS!

Susan G said...

That is a cute card! Love your creativity.

Kathy L said...

Penny, this is a fabulous card! The clean lines, and the humor of the little hopping birds (I think they look like they are hopping!) keeps me smiling. I've always loved this stamp set, and enjoy seeing it used. Thanks so much.

Ruthie Graen said...

Love this card too Penny! You've got style! Enjoyed the story and your creativity! TFS

Aileen said...

I love your cage fitting into your die cut. How clever! x

Christina said...

This is such a fun and clever card, Penny! I love how you added the open door, and those colorful stripes are fantastic!